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Re: [leafnode-list] lockfiles revisited

On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 01:35:21AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > Overviews are not locked. It is probably silently assumed that if
> > two processes mess an .overview file up, the next call to
> > getxover() will repair it. Maybe one should consider writing an
> > fcntl() wrapper that takes abritrary filenames as arguments and
> > locks or releases these files. Once my exams are over...
> What will that help? It will totally spoil performance, since if you're
> doing it seriously, you need to obtain the exclusive lock before reading
> the overview, you cannot cache it. Record locking might be a way out,

*If* we find out that overviews need to be locked and *if* we
want to do this fine grained it might help. I don't see how this
affects the caching of overview information.


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